Opinion: Restoring Pell Grants to prisoners benefits us all

August 16 – Detroit Free Press

In 2017, Michigan recorded the lowest recidivism rates since the state began keeping track of the measure. Driving this is the growing realization that our society has not done a good job setting up formerly incarcerated people for success upon their release. When the announcement was made last year, Heidi Washington, director of the Michigan Department of Corrections, credited the decline to investments the state made in prison education, which makes perfect sense.

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